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I found a pigeon with a bird band. Can I still report it?

Pigeon bands should not be reported to the Bird Banding Laboratory. Instead they may be reported to the American Racing Pigeon Union or the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union.

Pigeon bands are plastic covered aluminum, usually colored plastic. Characters on pigeon bands include an organization code (AU, CU, IF, IPB, and NPA often), a recent year (2001 or 01, etc.), a club code of 2 to 4 letters, and a 4-5 digit number. No other bands are plastic covered metal.

Learn More: Identifying Unusual Bird Bands